Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Picture is Worth a Camera!

Today we had our "Show us your Tryzub" Contest winner come by and pick up her prize! Enjoy your camera Kalyna!

Want to see her entry and all the others? Click HERE. Also be sure to stay tuned for other contests and challenges!

Kalyna Kardash accepts her prize from Yuriy Diakunchak, Director of Marketing at UCU

Friday, September 21, 2012

Toronto Ukrainian Festival Video!

Want to see more from the festival? Click below to watch! Or you can watch the video on our Youtube Channel HERE.

Ukrainian Care Centre wants your support!

This year the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre (UCCC) is participating in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon for the first time. The UCCC is asking all of its supporters and friends to either join them in running or walking the marathon, or sponsoring someone else who will participate.

By joining this effort you will be helping the UCCC sustain the outstanding programs and services that the UCCC provides to its residents.

The half and full marathons start on University avenue north of Adelaide, moves towards the waterfront and ends at Bay and Queen.

With enough support, UCCC might even e able to win one of several cash prizes valued between $2,000 and $6,000 that are awarded to charities that either have the most participants or have raised the most money.

To make a donation to UCCC click HERE!  to participate in the marathon click HERE, find UCCC and follow the registration instructions.

For more information about UCCC's participation in the marathon, please call Anna Denkova at647-725-0843.

Brotherhood Concert Winner

Ola Kozopas, the lucky winner of two tickets to the Brotherhood Concert came by our Wealth Strategies Group office yesterday to pick up her prize.

Her name was draw from among the entries that we collected during the Toronto Ukrainian Festival.

Ukrainian Credit Union Limited is a proud sponsor of the Brotherhood Concert Series. Though yesterday was the last day you could buy tickets at UCU branches, you still have a chance to get tickets at the box office. Details below.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

VV Poster Giveaway!

Would you like to be the owner of a VV poster? We have a few left over from the Toronto Ukrainian Festival. If you want one come down to 2265 Bloor Street West (that's our Welath Strategies Group Office) and ask for Yuriy or Stin, or email contest(at)ukrainiancu.com and we'll reserve one for you. Let us know before Friday September 28.

Missed the VV autograph signing? Check out all the pics from the event HERE.

First prize for UCU float!

Ukrainian Credit Union, with the creative help of local artists' group Kosa Kolektiv, won first place in the parade for having the best float! Below is the front page of New Pathway with the announcement.
We're famous! We made the front page of New Pathway newspaper.

The float symbolized the growth of the Ukrainian community in Canada. The float took on a folksy look which both symbolizes the optimism of Ukrainian-Canadians who have lived in this great country for the past 120 years, as well as provides a link to the old country.V.V., the headline act at this year's festival, provided a physical link to Ukraine through their own persons, but also in a more artistic sense as well since V.V.'s leader Oleh Skrypka himself is very much interested in exploring folk music and folk traditions.

We were very happy to be able to provide a unique experience to the band that let them take part in the premier event of the Ukrainian community here in Toronto. V.V. even after 25 years of being the most super of Ukraine's super stars nonetheless remain down-to-earth guys that enjoy a good parade as much as the next person does.
Here's a closeup of the photo in New Pathway.
You can see more festival pictures on our FB page in the album titled Toronto Ukrainian Festival Parade.

V.V. Meet their fans

V.V. gets ready to meet their fans
Oleh Skrypka and the rest of the guys from V.V. dropped by the UCU Wealth Strategies Group Office to meet their fans, sign autographs, give interviews and take some pictures. Hundreds of fans lined up at 3pm to meet their idols and came away with a nice little souvenir!
Hundred of people lined up outside for a chance to see V.V.
up close and personal
The members of V.V. were very accommodating. Despite being jet lagged and coming off of a late night concert they smiled, took many pictures and didn't leave till the last person came through the door some 2 hours later. You have to love a band that has been famous for 25 years but is as gracious and friendly as V.V.!

The first of many fans stream in through the door.
Ron Cahute of Kontakt TV interviews Oleh Skrypka
The media circus was crazy! Journalists from as far away as Argentina came to interview Oleh Skrypka and V.V.!

You can see more photos of the autograph signing session go to the V.V. autograph signing album on our FB page.

for photos of the parade go the Toronto Ukrainian Festival Parade album and for photos of the festival in general go to the album titled Toronto Ukrainian Festival 2012.

Friday, September 14, 2012

It's Festival Time!

Wow! We can't believe the Festival is starting today! Will you be at the parade tomorrow? We hope so. In the meantime enjoy this other sneak peak of our float!

V.V. autograph signing - Don't Miss out!

We're all ready to host V.V. tomorrow (Saturday September 15, 2012 at 3pm) at the CU Wealth Strategies Group office at 2265 Bloor Street West. Drop by to meet the members of Vopli Vidopliasova, get their autographs and maybe take a picture.

Those mugs are full of Sharpies so that V.V. can sign your souvenir postcard,
t-shirt or whatever else you might bring with you.

Just be sure you go to the right place! The signing will be at the building pictured below which is the former So-Use Credit Union head office at 2265 Bloor Street West. Please don't go to our Bloor branch at the corner of Bloor and Armadale because you will then have to walk approximately 475 steps east to get to where V.V. are!
V.V. will be appearing here Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 3pm
 for an autograph signing session.
Looking forward to seeing you. Photos from the festival will be available in the Toronto Ukrainian Festival 2012 folder on our FB page.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Win "Brotherhood" Tickets!

Want to get free tickets to the Brotherhood concert? Visit the Ukrainian Credit Union Limited booth at the Toronto Ukrainian Festival Saturday September 15th 2012 for your chance!

Also, don;t forget to buy your tickets from us now! Tickets for the St. Catharines show will be available at our St. Catharines branch and tickets for the Toronto show will be available at Mississauga, Etobicoke, Bloor, and St. Demetrius branches.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Craft Weekend

Over the weekend we had a great time getting crafty with our new friends Kosa Kolektiv for the upcoming Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival.

Did we mention V.V is going to be there? Check out the details HERE!

Stay tuned for more pics and updates about the festival.